in Jenna Evans Welch's Love and Luck, two siblings road trip through Ireland on a quest to heal old wounds.
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Erin Cashman’s Uncharted does not feature a Nolan North cameo.
In Sara Farizan's latest novel, on-court success draws backlash from racist detractors for a basketball-loving teen.
Mascot, Antony John's first middle grade novel, does not disappoint.
The first in Ellie Marney’s new Circus Hearts series, All the Little Bones, is a seriously swoony, but somewhat short, story.
Three teens are unpacking more than just lost luggage in Jenn Doll’s small-town contemporary, Unclaimed Baggage.
Janet McNally's The Looking Glass is a modern fairytale about ballet, road trips, and the darkness of addiction.
Be prepared to fall in deep with the Avila family in Patrick Flores-Scott’s latest beautiful and poignant novel, American Road Trip.
McCall Hoyle’s Meet The Sky is less of a story about surviving hurricane force winds and more about surviving a hurricane force of crap-life-dealt-to-you.
Take a walk on the wild side with Jessi Kirby's newest novel, The Other Side of Lost, which reads sort of like a YA version of....well, Wild.
What happens on a cruise stays on the cruise. Unless someone disembarks in the middle of the ocean.
In Mary Amato's Get Happy, a ukulele-playing teen tries to reconnect wtih the father who abandoned her (before she bought the ukulele).
Meg Leder's sophomore novel is full of heart, swoon, and a worthy MLD.
The main character of Jennifer Honeybourn’s When Life Gives You Demons is on her way to becoming a badass exorcist—if only she can get the incantation right.
Safi's refreshing and honest portrayal of an imperfect girl trying to navigate life within her Muslim family and all-America school is just the diverse, #OwnVoices book you needed in your life.
Afraid she'll die during oral surgery, Jolie sets out to check a few things off her bucket list in Kerry Winfrey's new book, Things Jolie Needs To Do Before She Bites It.
Elise and Mati have more than one obstacle to overcome in Katy Upperman’s summery-but-serious new release, The Impossibility of Us.
Jenna Evans Welch's Love and Gelato has EVERYTHING: major swoon, summers in Italy, possibly haunted castles, and duh, food.
Can a supervillain really save a city and get the girl?
In Gae Polisner's In Sight of Stars, we learn that in order to find the stars, you have to face the dark.
Sick of the Honors kids always winning student elections, Brynn decides to make a go at politics in Adrienne Kisner's debut Dear Rachel Maddow.
Morgan Matson's wedding weekend comedy of errors is everything you love about and expect from a new Matson book, but with more Waffles.
A twist of fate brings two former best friends back into each others' lives in Tamara Ireland Stone's Little Do We Know.
Teddy’s acting career isn’t the only thing about to hit it big when sparks fly with the author of a hot YA series-turned-movie in Alex Evansley’s debut, Love Scene, Take Two.
In Whitney Gardner's book, a girl is so sick of being bullied because of her cosplaying that she decides to give it up. No, not cosplaying. Being a girl. Hey, it's all Chaotic Good.
Preston Norton’s Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is filled with heartbreak and humor, and a delightfully realistic teenage boy.
Get to know Australian YA with Begin, End, Begin, a collection of short stories.
Revisit the glory days of endless debate team and college prep.
…Well, everyone except Daisy’s sister, that is.
Until I met the man with no feet. Maybe Quinn and Jake only have loss in common, but hey, that's How We Roll.
Maurene Goo's latest follows one girl's summer of family, friendship, and food trucks.
In her best book yet, Leila Sales invites you to get to know the most hated girl on the internet.
Ship It - from Riverdale writer Britta Lundin - is a queer outsider love story and a tribute to shipping.
Craving a thoughtful summer read with a feminist kick? Scoop up Siobhan Vivian's latest novel.
Kelly Loy Gilbert's Picture Us In The Light will break your heart, but did you expect anything less?
Hope can create a machine that can pop a balloon in 89 easy steps. But she can't think of a way to make Brady think of her as anything but Just Another Girl.
What does it mean when the best part of your life happened when you were too young to even remember it?
A review of Alyssa Brandon’s debut novel about werewolf love, or “how I got Christina Aguilera’s “Bound to You” stuck in my head every time I thought of the title.”
Two strangers form an unlikely connection via text in Mary H.K. Choi's debut.
Gayle Forman returns with her latest YA novel, I Have Lost My Way.
Brenda Rufener tackles teen homelessness in her debut novel Where I Live.
Obsessed with Felicity, a college freshman attempts to reinvent herself in Stacey Kade's latest novel.
Is telling a lie for the greater good the right thing to do or A Very, Very Bad Thing?
With this companion novel to Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost, we see why Rev deserved his own story in More Than We Can Tell.
Heather Ezell's debut novel is a dark, compelling and intense story about love and loss, set against a backdrop of raging California wildfires.
When a reformed criminal and the governor's daughter are thrown together on the campaign trail, they come down with a bad case of wanting what they can't have in Katie McGarry's Say You'll Remember Me.
Flight Season from Marie Marquardt is exactly the kind of quiet but powerful contemporary the genre needs.
Kami Garcia’s Broken Beautiful Hearts wants you to know that even when life is going for the knock-out, you can’t let it beat you down.
If sixteen stories about love triangles sounds like torture, never you fear! The shorts in Three Sides of a Heart are anything but basic with a capital B.
Dating's tough enough as it is, but exploring romantic feelings gets even more complicated for the asexual protagonist of Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann.
Dylan and Arden drive from Maryland to California looking for direction, looking for a lost ship, and Looking for Group.
No actual trains were harmed in the making of Love and Other Train Wrecks.
Samira Ahmed scores a win for #ownvoices with a relatable and realistic heroine in her debut novel, Love, Hate & Other Filters.
The 14 stories in Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet highlight the moments—and magic—before relationships actually begin.
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely turn headlines into human stories with their deeply affecting novel, All American Boys.
Ellie Marney’s No Limits reiterates the importance of that whole “just say no to drugs” adage.
Melissa de la Cruz’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe reads like an adequate fanfiction—not good, but not nearly bad enough to be hilari-good, either.
Abby struggles with loving her best friend Cooper (and letting him go) in Kasie West's newest book, Love, Life and the List.
Two socially awkward people come together in an unlikely and heartwarming romance in The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily.
Emma Mills brings us the book equivalent of a teen rom-com, and we're totally here for it.
The main character in Marcella Pixley’s Ready to Fall deals with the loss of a loved one in a very personal—and slightly crazy—way.
What do you do when the most popular girl in school tells everyone you're stalking her...then she ends up dead?
Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever sets the farce of The Importance of Being Earnest in a summer camp for geniuses.
Victoria Namkung wants to give notice to any inappropriate teachers out there: Never underestimate the power of justice.
Three young women in Amy Reed’s The Nowhere Girls start a movement to combat rape culture in their town.
Mitali Perkins creates a homage to immigrants and complicated families in You Bring The Distant Near.
Maggie Thrash's sequel to We Know It Was You is better than the original, but that's not saying a lot.
Dara must face the fallout from her best friend's death in Rebecca Phillips' These Things I've Done.
Jessie Ann Foley brings us Neighborhood Girls: the story of what happens when your father ruins your life. No, I mean, REALLY ruins your life.
Robin Benway is going to try her hardest to make you cry in her new novel, Far From The Tree.
Jessica Taylor's new novel explores what happens when one boy and two sisters-with-issues end up stranded on an island after a fatal boating accident.
Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie will make you want to trample the patriarchy (if you didn't already). Plus, you could win a copy!
When Olivia wakes from a coma after a near-fatal car accident, she can't remember the wreck...or anything that's happened in the last four years of her life.
In Jane, Unlimited, Kristin Cashore evokes Gothic themes with a unique and twisty tale about a girl, a mansion, and a whole lotta crazy.
In this novel by Maria Padian, attempts to punish a college rapist leave his victim Wrecked.
Krystal Sutherland weaves magical realism and mental illness into a poignant yet uplifting novel about facing your greatest fears with A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares.
Two best friends, living two very different lives, on opposite coasts—but they’ll always have the Avengers and snark to fall back on.
Is Brooks Rattigan acting as The Stand-In for love or for money?
A pair of teens investigate the murder of a (fictional) Cold War icon in The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes.
State-sanctioned resurrections make for horrible choices in Chandler Baker's This Is Not The End.
Does this Persuasion retelling live up to the original? Melissa Pimentel’s The One That Got Away has some big shoes to fill.
And Eleanor feels anything but fine.
It's hard when a family member gets sick. It's even harder when the sickness isn't physical. Emma Wunsch has us longing for The Movie Version of life.
Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a fantastic addition to the iconic superhero’s canon.
When agoraphobic Mallory is nominated for homecoming queen as a cruel joke, she formulates a plan to take the school's hottest quarterback as her date in this sweet debut from HelloGiggles writer Kerry Winfrey.
Randy Ribay’s An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes follows four diverse teens on a poorly thought-out road trip.
In Jessica Brody’s new book, In Some Other Life, Kennedy’s entire future hinges on a single decision she made when she was fourteen—so, you know, no pressure.
Jake Gerhardt shows us the soul-scarring ins and outs of eighth grade romance in My Future Ex-Girlfriend.
In Jodi Lynn Anderson’s Midnight at the Electric, all it takes is a single spark to create entire worlds.
Of Jenny and the Aliens’ main character is too teenage boy for anyone’s good.
Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy examines asexualism through adaptation.
Suzette returns to the life she left behind a year after her beloved brother was diagnosed with bipolar and she was sent away to boarding school.
Francesca Zappia’s Eliza and Her Monsters is an exploration of mental illness, creativity and love, wrapped in a fandom package.
Perfect Ten features a unicorn on the cover, and that’s where the book peaks.
Five teens unite to serve up vigilante acts of kindness in Carrie Firestone's engaging new novel, The Unlikelies.
In Erin McCahan’s latest, The Lake Effect, Briggs heads for the beach for that summer sun, sand, and freedom, but what he finds is better than any tan he could’ve hoped for.
A college reject moves to Hollywood to pursue an acting career in Leila Howland's Hello, Sunshine.
In Wishbones, Virginia Macgregor writes about the immense weight of secret grief and the healing power of love.
When Elizabeth's diet turns dangerous, she's sent to a rehabilitation center for girls with eating disorders in Alexandra Ballard's What I Lost.
Heather Demetrios' latest novel is a devastatingly real portrayal of an abusive relationship.